Franklin's Kennard, XU's Sumner selected in 2017 NBA draft - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Franklin's Kennard, XU's Sumner selected in 2017 NBA draft

Duke guard Luke Kennard reacts after tying the game during the final minutes of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Duke guard Luke Kennard reacts after tying the game during the final minutes of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Xavier's Edmond Sumner (4) drives against Creighton's Cole Huff (13) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Xavier's Edmond Sumner (4) drives against Creighton's Cole Huff (13) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Former Franklin High School star Luke Kennard and Xavier University's Edmond Sumner heard their name at the 2017 NBA draft Thursday night.

Kennard was taken with the No. 12 pick by Detroit. He is one of 20 players who will attend the draft.

He will wear No. 25 for the Pistons.

Sumner was selected in the second round at No. 52 overall by New Orleans, who traded their pick to the Indiana Pacers.

"We told Luke to enjoy this, seize the moment. Live in the moment now and just enjoy this because this is your dream," said Mark Kennard, Luke's dad.

While at Duke University, Kennard was a consensus second team All-American and scored more than 1,000 points in two seasons.

He finished his sophomore year at Duke with 19.5 points, 2.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds. He also led the Blue Devils in field-goal percentage (.489), 3-point percentage (.438) and free-throw percentage (.856).

Kennard was named the Ohio Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year as junior and senior at Franklin.

He also finished his career ranked second in Ohio boys basketball history with 2,997 points.

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Sumner’s sophomore season at Xavier was shortened when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in January. He was second on the team in scoring with 15 points per game before tearing his ACL.  
 
Sumner is the first Musketeer drafted since Semaj Christon was drafted No. 55 overall in 2014 and 15th Musketeer all-time to be drafted in the first or second round.

Sumner was averaging 15 points, 5 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game before his injury. He scored 663 total points, and averaged 11.4 points and almost four assists per game over his career as a Musketeer.

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